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Palm Bay, Florida - Basic Facts

Palm Bay is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Palm Bay.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brevard County at latitude 28.0345 and longitude -80.5887. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Palm Bay (see map) encompass a land area of 65.7 sq. miles and a water area of 3.14 sq. miles.

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Palm Bay, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Bay to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 98th
Population Density1 # 446 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 258 72nd
Median Household Income # 454 51st
Per Capita Income # 572 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Palm Bay, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 104,233
Population in Households 103,853
Population in Familes 84,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 380
Population Density1 1,586
Diversity Index2 60
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 40,070
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 27,915
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 45,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,459 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,611 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,783 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $111,996
Average Home Value $120,379
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,954
Average Household Income $53,099
Per Capita Income $20,443
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.24% 0.47%
Households 0.35% 0.51%
Families 0.17% 0.39%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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